Criteria for Selection
Since 1989, Junior Achievement's Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame has annually recognized the esteemed leaders of the Central Kentucky business community. To be considered as a Hall of Fame member, an individual's record of business achievement must demonstrate:
- courageous thinking and actions
- vision and innovation
- business excellence
- inspiring leadership, and
- community mindedness
In addition, nominees must serve as a role model for those who follow. Stated more simply, Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame members are individuals whose work has moved the Central Kentucky community in a better, stronger direction. Laureates may be selected from three broad categories: Historical Laureates (deceased), Contemporary/Active (individuals still engaged in the day-to-day activities of their businesses), and Contemporary/Retired (individuals who have retired from active business involvement).
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